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Archive for December, 2000

Where Do We Go From Here?

Friday, December 22nd, 2000

50 Years Ago in New Jersey

In 1950, we munched Sugar Pops and Ball-O-Fire gumballs for the first time. Most of us (58 percent) lived in places with urban or small town densities where you could walk to stores, movies or even work – Newark, Camden, Maplewood, Princeton, Red Bank, Collingswood. Today, only a third of […]

NJ’s Dirty Secret – Not Enough Housing Affordable To NJ’s Workers

Friday, December 8th, 2000

Spillover Sprawl

The newest frontier of New Jersey suburbanization is actually in northeastern Pennsylvania.
The population of Monroe County, Pa. grew by 34 percent in the past decade; Pike County, Pa. grew by a whopping 48 percent. New Jersey’s fastest growing county, Somerset, grew by a comparatively “meager” 20 percent.
Both Pennsylvania counties are served by […]

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